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Endangered Plant Survey on Starr County Ranch
Southwest Region, July 5, 2007
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Corpus Christi ES staff assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR, and private landowners, to survey for the endangered star cactus on a 417-acre ranch in Starr County, Texas.  Prior to this effort, the landowner and a TPWD botanist had located star cactus and the endangered Zapata bladderpod on the ranch and the landowner had expressed interest in becoming involved in conservation efforts for both plants and animals.  The survey efforts were very successful in locating additional star cactus.  In fact, a new population of the Johnston’s frankenia (an endangered plant proposed for delisting) was located with star cactus growing in its midst. 

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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